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    Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand and Their Legends (Paperback) By (author) Donald K. Swearer, By (author) Sommai Premchit, By (author) Phaithoon Dokbuakaew

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    DescriptionThe mountains of northern Thailand inspire fear and awe, respect and love, curiosity and creative imagination. Drawing on the legendary histories of three mountains in the region--Doi Ang Salung Chiang Dao, Doi Suthep, and Doi Kham--this book explores the various ways that mountains in northern Thailand are seen as sacred space, and therefore as an environment to be respected rather than exploited. The volume presents, in English translation, the stories associated with these sacred sites as recorded in the legendary chronicles, or tamnan, of the region. Here is the legend of the Buddha's visit to northern Thailand, the story of the Chiang Dao mountain and cave, the account of the enshrining of the Buddha relic on Doi Suthep, and the interwoven legends of the hermit Wasuthep, the demons Pu Sae and Ya Sae, the chief Wilangkha, and the queen Chamathewi.

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